Though the epic flat spell of 2019 may have been briefly interrupted on Saturday–when Northeast Floridians enjoyed a day of fun-but-marginal-by-most-standards surf–in the short-term, things aren’t looking all that exciting, waves-wise.

However, there’s at least one reason to hold out hope for some future surf. Particularly, surfers may want to keep their eyes on a neat little disturbance that is currently meandering over the Caribbean. Meteorologists are calling the system a “tropical wave” which sounds real neat and nowhere near as scary as “hurricane” or “tropical storm.”

A satellite photo of the Tropical Wave currently chilling out maxing, relaxing all cool over the Caribbean. VIA Accu Weather.

Besides sounding real cool, the tropical wave could bring us actual waves. If it holds itself together beyond Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, etc. and continues on its current trajectory northward, we desperate, wave-starved Northeast Floridians could be doing some surfing via this tropical wave as early as Friday.

Fingers crossed!

Until then, if you’re looking for something to do while you wait on the waves, you can the Florida Times-Union’s Matt Soergel’s piece about the flat spell of 2019, here, and then read Beach Grit’s Chas Smith’s piece about the Florida Times-Union’s Matt Soergel’s piece about the flat spell of 2019, here.